SCHOOL HISTORY

The Goleta School of Ballet was founded in 1985 at the Goleta Valley Community Center as the GVCC School of Ballet by Artistic Director, Lisa Abshere. The school has grown considerably over the last 28 years but its fundamental goal has remained the same: to offer a solid foundation in classical ballet and is dedicated to teaching, at all levels, an appreciation, interest, and genuine fondness for music and dance. We believe ballet not only teaches discipline, coordination and commitment, but also delivers creative expression and accomplishment.

In Fall 2011, the Goleta School of Ballet opened its doors at a newly renovated location in Old Town Goleta. The studios at 303 Magnolia were built and designed for ballet with a lobby and two studios with sprung dance floors.


PERFORMANCE HISTORY

 
 

2014

2013

Gala
Don Quixote
The Nutcracker
 

The Sleeping Beauty
The Nutcracker

 
 

2000

1999

The Nutcracker
Don Quixote


The Nutcracker
La Bayadere

 

2012

The Nutcracker
Summer Workshop Mixed Rep
Coppelia
Swan Lake
GBT Mixed Bill

 

1998

The Nutcracker
Cinderella

 

2011

The Nutcracker
La Bayadere
GBT: Works & Process

 

1997

The Nutcracker
The Sleeping Beauty

 

2010

The Nutcracker
Swan Lake

 

1996

The Nutcracker
La Bayadere

 

2009

The Nutcracker
Midsummer Night's Dream
jewels

 

1995

The Nutcracker
The Sleeping Beauty

 

2008

The Nutcracker
Favorites: Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle
Goleta Ballet Theatre Gala

 

1994

The Nutcracker
Swan Lake

 

2007

The Nutcracker
La Bayadere
Goleta Ballet Theatre Gala

 

1993

The Nutcracker
Impressions of Ballet

 

2006

The Nutcracker
Cinderella

 

1992

The Nutcracker
The Sleeping Beauty

 

2005

The Nutcracker
The Sleeping Beauty

 

1991

The Nutcracker
The Twelve Dancing Princesses

 

2004

The Nutcracker
Favorites from Classic Ballets

 

1990

The Nutcracker
Cinderella
Giselle

 

2003

The Nutcracker
La Bayadere

 

1989

Peter Pan

 

2002

The Nutcracker
Cinderella

 

1988

Hansel & Gretal

 

2001

The Nutcracker
Favorites from Classic Ballets

 

1987

1985

Peter & The Wolf


School Founded